News for Sunday, October 10, 2010
Robert Thompson won the Senior PGA Professional National Championship on Sunday, shooting a 1-under 71 for a two-stroke victory over James Blair and Mark Faulkner on the Toscana Country Club’s Jack Nicklaus Signature South Course.
A few weeks ago, Graeme McDowell tweeted about the new Callaway Diablo Octane Tour driver when he made an appearance at the Callaway National Sales Meeting. Now the club has started to show up in bags on the PGA Tour. Matt Kuchar, who is not a Callaway paid ambassador, carried the fairway wood in his bag at the Tour Championship.
Australia’s Scott Gardiner won the Chattanooga Classic on Sunday for his first Nationwide Tour title, beating Joe Affrunti with a birdie on the fourth hole of a playoff.
Spieth, Kim lead Ping
Jordan Spieth is closing in on his first significant junior title in more than a year, and Kyung Kim maintained her lead Sunday in the AJGA Ping Invitational at Karsten Creek.
Katherine Hull rallied to win the Navistar LPGA Classic on Sunday for her second career LPGA victory. Brittany Lincicome was a shot back.
MENDOZA, Argentina – Making only two bogeys all week and carding four rounds in the 60’s – 67-69-68-68 – Mauricio Molina of Argentina comfortably took a three-stroke victory Sunday at the YPF Classic. The tournament was co-sanctioned by the Tour de las Americas and the TPG Tour of Argentina at the Golf Club Andino.
Slocum wins at Sea Island
Heath Slocum won the McGladrey Classic on Sunday by knocking in a 60-foot birdie putt on No. 16 just as his challengers were fading away.
Veteran Englishwoman Laura Davies is making a concerted effort to win the Ladies European Tour's Order of Merit for the eighth time.
Tennessee wins home event
Tennessee is proving to be a tough team to knock off on home soil. The Lady Vols won their own Mercedes-Benz Championship Sunday for the second straight year, beating Arkansas by 20 shots.
Georgia wins at Brickyard
Led by Russell Henley, Georgia held off NCAA champion Augusta State to win the Brickyard Collegiate on Oct. 10. Steve Harmon reports.
Lee Westwood will claim world No. 1 soon, but it's Martin Kaymer who is the globe's most dominate player.
Alabama wins Tar Heel
Alabama never gave the field a chance Oct. 10 at the Tar Heel Invitational, completing a wire-to-wire victory for its second team title of the season.
O’Meara wins Sr. Players
Mark O’Meara earned his first Champions Tour title Sunday at the Senior Players after nine runner-up finishes on the over-50 tour.
Ahn Sun-ju outgunned fellow Korean Park Inbee Sunday to capture the 100 million yen (about US $1.15 million) Sankyo Ladies Open title in a playoff.
Unheralded Shinichi Yokota ended a 13-year victory drought Sunday, pulling off an upset win in the Canon Open. Holding off the challenge of Japan Golf Tour money leader Ryo Ishikawa, the 38-year-old Yokota surprised himself by emerging triumphant at the Totsuka Country Club.
Japanese teenager Hideki Matsuyama was walking tall after scoring an emphatic victory Sunday in the second Asian Amateur Championship.
Marc Cayeux's injuries from a horrific car accident last month hasn't deterred his passion to play on tour. The nine-time Sunshine Tour winner is still hoping to resume his playing career next February.
Germany’s Martin Kaymer says he has not decided whether to join the PGA Tour next year.
After a disappointing season on the U.S. PGA Tour, Y.E. Yang is finding comfort on the OneAsia Tour. Down 10 shots overnight, the South Korean won his second title of the year after carding 66 Sunday in the Kolon Korea Open.
has given a verbal commitment to Oregon State.
Scott Kim has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Oregon State. Kim decided on Oregon State after considering Washington, Gonzaga and Idaho.
Lee Westwood is set to replace Tiger Woods at the top of the rankings Oct. 31 after saying Sunday he does not expect to play again until November because of an ankle injury.
Kaymer wins third straight
After winning this year’s PGA Championship, Martin Kaymer won his third straight stroke-play event Sunday at St. Andrews.
Matsuyama wins Asian Am
Hideki Matsuyama secured his spot at Augusta National next year with a 5-shot win at the Asian Amateur Championship at Kasumigaseki Country Club in Japan.
Y.E. Yang, the 2009 PGA champion, shot a 5-under 66 on Sunday to complete a stunning comeback and win the Korea Open.